Saturday, April 25, 2009
Seedling Donation Project Seeking Volunteers
I'm growing seedlings for donation to several community gardens in Concord. Combining efforts with another compassionate volunteer who has "adopted" a low-income area where children and families dream of a bountiful summer harvest. To date, we've delivered spinach, yellow crookneck squash, green zucchini, green beans, radishes, tomatoes, peppers, and peas. The garden is fully growing.
Also trying to start a brand new Garden Club at the Salvation Army in Concord. Hoping to share seedlings for donation. Perhaps families that may otherwise never be introduced to gardening can delight in the simple pleasure of watching a tomato grow ripe on the vine, or a green bean glisten in the hot summer sun. For those without ground, any vegetable can be grown in the right sized container.
Last week, a wonderful family in Concord purchased seedlings for this project. Another volunteer is growing over a hundred seedlings! The community has been very gracious in opening their hearts to Help Feed The Hungry and Grow a Garden. If a person is interested in volunteering, I can deliver seed growing trays, soil and seeds. I can pick them up when they are ready for transplant.
This is a non-profit venture I embarked upon for the joy of helping others, combining my interest in health/nutrition, seed collecting and eating home-grown fruits and vegetables.
Become inspired. Stop by a local garden center, grocery or drug store. Almost everywhere sells seeds this time of year. Find a few you like and maybe purchase a package just for the fun of growing. Either way, I can share seeds with you too. I'll donate the seed growing containers, and we'll grow a garden. Cool beans! :)